9:00 AM


A.                  OPENING CEREMONIES

1.                   Salute to the Flag

2.                   Invocation by the Reverend Andrew Broese Van Groenou of Myrtle Avenue Baptist Church

B.                  AGENDA ADDITIONS

1.                   Closed Session - Tamara C. Falor, County Counsel reported out that the County received a request from West Bay to correct a clerical error in its bid on the Courthouse Retrofit Project pursuant to Public Contracts Code Section 4107.Pursuant to this request, a public hearing will be noticed for Tuesday, October 20, 1998 at 1:30 p.m.The award of bids on this project will be continued until after the conducting of this public hearing.The Board of Supervisors as hearing officer, will not entertain a discussion on this issue prior to said public hearing in order for the Board to retain its impartiality as hearing officer.


C.                  CONSENT CALENDAR

These matters are routine in nature and are usually approved by a single vote. Prior to the meeting, any member of the public may request any member of the Board to pull a particular item for further discussion.

Administrative Office (CAO)

1.                   Accelerated Step Increase for Marissa Garza, Revenue Recovery Officer

RECOMMENDATION: By a four/fifth vote approve an accelerated increase to Step E.

Administrative Services

2.                   Donation of Eight Ten-Foot-Long Pews and Seven Twenty-Foot-Long Pews

RECOMMENDATION: Accept donation from the First Assembly Church of God.

Board of Supervisors

3.                   Resolution Commending Dr. Cedric Sampson for His Years of Service as President/Superintendent of Redwoods Community College District (Supervisor Neely)

RECOMMENDATION: Adopt resolution of presentation on October 17, 1998.

Employment Training

4.                   Funds to be Used to Pay Displaced Workers to Repair Flood Damage

RECOMMENDATION: Approve supplemental budget of $1,877,136.

5.                   Supplemental Budget for the 1998 Summer Youth Program

RECOMMENDATION: Approve supplemental budget of $598,407.

Mental Health

6.                   Temporary Increase in Compensation of Ten Ranges for Vikki Ziskin Until the Successful Recruitment of a Supervising Mental Health Clinician Position

RECOMMENDATION: Approve a temporary increase by a four/fifths vote.

Public Health

7.                   Subcontract with Humboldt Open Door Clinic for Immunization Project

RECOMMENDATION: Authorize the Chair to sign the subcontract.

8.                   Subcontract with NorthCountry Clinic for Immunization Project

RECOMMENDATION: Authorize the Chair to sign the subcontract.


1.                   Proclamation Declaring October 1998 Domestic Violence Awareness Month (Supervisor Neely)

RECOMMENDATION: Adopt proclamation.

2.                   Proclamation Declaring October 15, 1998 International Credit Union Day (Supervisor Neely)

RECOMMENDATION: Adopt proclamation.

3.                   Proclamation Transfer of Lanphere Dunes Management (Supervisor Woolley)

RECOMMENDATION: Adopt proclamation.

E.                  DEPARTMENT REPORTS

Public Works

1.                   Change Orders Over $10,000--Road, Bridge, & Airport Projects (None)

2.                   Advertisement or Award of Storm Damage Repair Projects (None)

3.                   Review and Approve a Contract Extension with Tom's Trash for the Willow Creek/Hoopa Waste Collection Franchise

RECOMMENDATION: Approve contract extension schedule a public hearing on proposed rate increase and approve contract amendment (pending completion of the public hearing process).

Administrative Office (CAO)

4.                   Seismic Retrofit of Courthouse

RECOMMENDATION: Withdrawn from the agenda (will reconsider on October 20, 1998).

5.                   Support for North Coast Railroad

RECOMMENDATION: Send Supervisor Dixon to Senator Kopp's hearing in Ukiah on October 19, 1998.

Agricultural Commissioner

6.                   Animal Damage Management Activities on Properties Within Humboldt County

RECOMMENDATION: Approve agreement with the U.S. Department of Agriculture--Animal and Plant Health Inspection Services, Wildlife Services Division.


1.                   Reports on Board Member Travel at County Expense (No Action)

2.                   Reports on Board Member Meeting Attendance (No Action)

3.                   Proposition 10--Additional Excise Tax on Cigarettes of Fifty Cents Per Pack for the Funding of Early Childhood Development Programs (Supervisor Woolley)

RECOMMENDATION: Support proposition (on recommendation of Human Services Cabinet).

4.                   Proposition 4--Add Provisions to the Fish & Game Code to Ban Many Commonly-Used Methods for Controlling Predators and Nuisance Wildlife (Supervisor Rodoni)

RECOMMENDATION: Oppose proposition by adopting Resolution No. 98-84.

G.                 CLOSED SESSION (See Section B)

H.                  PUBLIC APPEARANCES--9:05 A.M.

This 15-minute portion of the meeting is reserved for persons desiring to address the Board on any matter not on this agenda that is under the jurisdiction of the Board. It is requested that speakers sign the sheet at the front doors of the Chamber.


1.                   Bill O'Neill, referring to action No. 4 from the Board's gravel hearing on October 7, 1998 said that he would not pay for an independent third-party review of a Supplemental to the PEIR for reauthorization of the Adaptive Management Program.He also commented on the letter received on October 12, 1998 from Randy Klein of the County of Humboldt Extraction Review Team.Terri Branstetter said that the independent gravel operators would not pay for an independent third-party review of a Supplemental to the PEIR for reauthorization of the Adaptive Management Program.

I.                     ADJOURNMENT

Any written materials related to an item on this agenda submitted to the Board of Supervisors less than 72 hours prior to the Board meeting, and that are public records subject to the Public Records Act, are available for public inspection in the Office of the Clerk of the Board at 825 5th Street, Suite 111, Eureka (476-2384), during normal business hours.

Persons wishing to file documentation on any agenda item for the official record must submit an original and nine (9) copies of each document to the Clerk of the Board of Supervisors, Room 111 of the County Courthouse, 825 5th Street in Eureka (476-2384). Documentation includes, but is not limited to, written correspondence, audio and video tapes, maps, photographs, and petitions. Failure to submit the required number of copies will result in the document/s not being placed in the official record. (Per Board of Supervisors' policy adopted on March 21, 1995.)

The Chamber is wheelchair accessible, and disabled parking is available in the lot on K Street, between Fourth and Fifth Streets.  If you are a person with a disability, and you need disability-related modifications or accommodations to participate in this meeting, please contact the Clerk of the Board at (707) 476-2384, or (707) 445-7299 (fax).  Requests for such modifications or accommodations must be made at least two full business days before the start of the meeting.